Upperairway myopathy is important in the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea.

  • R. John Kimoff
  • Published 2007 in
    Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM…
Clearly, UA myopathy is not a major contributing factor to OSA pathogenesis for most patients. Rather, state-dependent reductions in neural drive to UAMs would appear to be a more critical pathogenic mechanism. While there are subtle changes in UA structure and function, there is little evidence to suggest that myopathy per se is important in OSA… CONTINUE READING